As a mom, I know that if you have a little one that is popular and loves contact with other kids, there is no way to keep their hair from touching others. They jug, laugh and play, and instantly forget that you told them to watch out for head lice all day! This is the case for many of the little ones that we treat at the Lice Clinic in Medford! It seems like a losing battle, BUT there is something you can do to prevent the spread of head lice in your absence.
Hairstyles that pull hair up and away from others are great. They decrease the change for intermingling hair, and they look cute! Click here to see some hair style ideas!
Once a lice infestation is treated by one of our Lice Clinics Technicians, parents always ask: “What can I do to prevent this from happening again”? Our advice is to practice prevention for the remainder of the school year. One of the best ways to do this is to style your child’s hair in ways that are less likely to invite lice!
Lice are wingless, they do not fly and they do not jump. They must crawl to a new head. By keeping hair close to your child’s head in the form of Buns, Ponytails and Braids, you give yourself a fighting chance against re-infestation.
To form a pony tail, you will need a brush or comb, a hair tie and pins/clips for fly-away hairs. Start by grabbing all of the hair. Sweep it to the crown of the head, and hold it securely in your non-dominant hand. Use your dominant hand to band the hair with the hair tie. Twist and wrap the tie once more. Repeat until the ponytail is tightly secured. Brush and pin down any fly away hairs. Ponytails are easy to learn, and keep hair volume under control!
To form a bun, start with the ponytail instructions. Once the ponytail is in place, grab and twist the hair clockwise around the base of the ponytail. Keep wrapping and twisting the hair until you wrap the full length around the base. Secure the bun in place with another hair tie, or with bobby pins. High buns are a chic way to protect your child from lice!
Braids are complicated to describe, but are an easy hair style to master with a little practice. In order to learn how to braid, please use videos like this one to figure out the “A,B,C” pattern that feels most comfortable to you. Braids are so nice because they keep the hair close to the head, and offer a pretty hairstyle alternative. They are worth the practice!
Our Boston Area Lice Removal Clinic is here to help educate, treat and prevent against any lice infestations your family may be exposed to! Give us a call or read through our website to see how we can assist you.
So many people associate a head lice infestation with being unclean. This stigma is so pronounced that, very often, people choose to keep their head lice issues secret. It is a personal choice whether or not to share information about a head lice attack. However, the problem with keeping the information hush is that others around you were possibly exposed, and may give it back to you! Your mission, instead, should be to find the person that shared the head lice, and convince them to treat the problem as well!
At a recent summit about head lice (so exciting, right?), we discussed the disgustfactor of the louse parasite. Lice Clinics of America Clinic Owners understand how uncomfortable these little bugs can make families feel. We get it. This post is not aimed at dismissing those innate and uncontrollably itchy responses to head lice. The goal, instead, is to confirm those feelings – but to separate the reactions to head lice bugs from the responses to actually havinglice. Basically, just because you think head lice are gross, does not mean that you are gross for being exposed to them.
So, if you are faced with a head lice outbreak, and you are making that decision about whether or not to warn others, repeat this phrase out loud: “Head Lice Love Clean Hair”. It makes sense, right? With such a short life cycle, why would lice want to battle with a junk-yard-style scalp, when they could find a clean and clear head to explore? Instead of meaning you are unclean, exposure to head lice more likely means you are loved, popular, friendly, involved and clean…Head Lice Love Clean Hair!
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